KUALA LUMPUR: Former Works Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Zin Mohamed has been appointed chairman of Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB), replacing Tan Sri Lim Ah Lek effective Oct 1.
According to a statement by its Corporate Communications Unit yesterday, the appointment by the Finance Ministry is for two years.
“This is an honour and I thank Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for giving me the opportunity to helm a national institution like KTMB,” Zin said.
He is the president of the Universiti Teknologi Mara Alumni and was Deputy Works Minister from 2004 till 2008.
Zin, who is also Sepang MP, has held several positions in notable companies, including as a member of the board of directors of the Putrajaya Corporation and Telekom Malaysia Berhad.
He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, United States.
Zin is a registered professional engineer with the Malaysian Board of Engineers and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.